UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (4037)

From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.


Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.


Some of our UK rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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(11) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Llandrindod Wells / Llanwrthwl

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Large modern accomodation with all facilities in good area” Stayed for a long weekend with friends visiting area. Excellent place with lots of space and facilities. Wifi nor available but not fault of owner as in middle of Wales!! All rooms had ensui  …see more

from £110 / night

£505 - £860 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in West Country

Devon / Braunton

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfectly described” Lovely accommodation with very comfortable beds. Very well equipped. The open plan living space was a real winner for us.  …see more

from £165 / night

£535 - £1175 / week

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from £165 / night

(6) Excellent 

9

Cottage rental in Hadleigh

Babergh District / Hadleigh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cherry Tree Cottage is a charming cottage with a real log fire & a quiet secluded cottage garden, the décor and furnishings have been sympathetically chosen to enhance the feeling of comfort and space within a Victorian building.Free Wi-fi  …see more

from £115 / night

£320 - £600 / week

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from £115 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Studio rental in West Country with golf nearby

St Ives / Downalong

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Fantastic, amazing situation, cozy and convenient to visit all areas of St Ives.” We had a wonderful stay at The old Salthouse from 6th-13th April 2013. Shelley and Tim were on hand for everything we needed and were the perfect hosts! Their apartme  …see more

from £65 / night

£365 - £898 / week

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from £65 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Northern England

Lake District / Ambleside

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage, away from hustle & bustle!” it was a lovely and cosy apartment with very well furnished and quaint furniture. Especially excited about the adorable utensils and cooking pots which made cooking dinner much easier for my friends and I. Ove  …see more

from £110 / night

£410 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Monyash

Derbyshire / Monyash

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“home from home” The owners have thought of everything to make this a perfect place to return to after exploring miles and miles of the wonderful Peaks. The accomodation was of a really high standard- confortable and homely and it far exceeded expectat  …see more

from £47 / night

£315 - £520 / week

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from £47 / night

14

Newtonmore holiday cottage rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Smiddy is set on a working sheep and cattle farm in The Caringorms National Park. It benefits from its central location for sightseeing around the Highlands. The cottage is warm and comfortable providing everything you require on holiday.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Excellent 

15

Holiday barn rental

Cornwall / Saltash

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Just what we were looking for” Great service: bread, milk, eggs waiting for us on arrival. All the facilities we needed. Everything supplied, even an "in case you forgot" tin those pesky items you may have not remembered to pack. Propery was clean  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Middleton in Teesdale holiday cottage rental

Durham / Middleton in Teesdale

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A warm welcome awaits you at Brock Scar Cottage nestled in the surrounding hills at Grassholme Reservoir in Teesdale.This cottage is in an idylic setting for a relaxing holiday in this part of the North Pennines where you can be assured of peace and tranqulity  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Very Good 

21

Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
This comfortable detached Holiday Bungalow is located on the fringe of the village centre and only minutes from the Dalfaber Leisure Complex. The property is located on the edge of a small cul-de-sac of properties with a wild & wooded rear garden including a childs  …see more

from £155 / night

£480 - £995 / week

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from £155 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in West Country

Bude / Bridgerule

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
SPECIAL OFFER for September £450 for 7 nights or £105 per night min 3 nights - whats not to like?!Glebe House Cottages offer 4 star luxury, well appointed and beautiful Grade 2 listed cottages set in the tr  …see more

from £75 / night

£260 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

11

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Northern England

North Yorkshire / Filey

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely place to stay would highly recommend!” Very clean accomodation in a great location, in easy reach of Scarborough & Bridlington, has plenty of facilities on site, the owners of the property Debbie and Steve are very helpful and friendly, we wil  …see more

from £55 / night

£245 - £610 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

11

Cottage rental in Ashwater with shared pool

Devon / Ashwater

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
Wagtail is a fully-accessible luxury lakeside lodge with private terrace giving magnificent views across a 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake to the beautiful Devon countryside beyond. A few minutes from the stunning South West coast it''s the perfect place to relax  …see more

from £57 / night

£295 - £645 / week

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from £57 / night

(29) Excellent 

86

Duloe holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Duloe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN AND READ CONDITIONS BEFORE MAKING A BOOKING REQUEST. Trengrove sits on a south facing hillside, not far from Looe on Cornwall's stunning south coast, in a romantic hamlet overlooking a beautiful valley above a tributary of the West Looe river, s  …see more

from £70 / night

£905 - £1255 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Llanfihangel Nant Bran holiday barn rental

Brecon / Llanfihangel Nant Bran

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 73 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Everything was absolutely perfect (except the wet weather as Fiona had regretfully said!)” We were very lucky to find availability at short notice, and very pleased too given the quality of the accommodation. As Fiona had promised to us beforehand, ev  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(10) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, wonderful hot-tub and views” Very well set up and comfortable cottage, just a couple of minor things that did not detract from an overall wonderful stay. We were 6 adults and 4 small children and it was pretty well set up for children.  …see more

from £1000 / night

£1000 - £3000 / week

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from £1000 / night

(27) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in South East England

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Brilliant - We loved it” This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage. The first time being Christmas of 2012. We love the cottage. It is close to everything, always warm and welcoming, decorated beautifully and suits all ages. We also  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Northern England

Carlisle / Brampton, Carlisle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautifully appointed property” Had a lovely stay, the cottage had everything you could possibly want. The underfloor heating to the living room was very cosy!  …see more

from £60 / night

£352 - £700 / week

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from £60 / night

(47) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Tayside/Perthshire

Pitlochry / Killiecrankie

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 110 km
“Fantastic!” The cow shed provides everything you will need to have a great holiday, wonderfull accommodation, wonderfull view, wonderfull hosts, you won't be disappointed!  …see more

from £125 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £125 / night

(32) Very Good 

36

Holiday apartment rental

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect apartment but needs a deep spring clean, I'm afraid....” The apartment is located quite closed from city centre, a 2-min walk from supermarkets etc. The size is good for 6 people but more people can stay since there extra beds and sofa beds  …see more

from £130 / night

£705 / week

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from £130 / night

8

Holiday cottage rental

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
Hilltop Cottage is on one level with a double bedroom and spacious diner lounge. It is designed for two (there is also room for a small child to sleep in the spacious lounge) but can be taken alongside the adjacent Hilltop Barn to provide for a group of up to eight. Ide  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

5

Holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Pickering

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Clean and comfortable and spacious award winning cottages for two. Roam in 7 idyllic acres of private grounds within Dalby Forest in the North York Moors National Park. Lake, Trout stream and floodlit tennis Court.  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

(30) Excellent 

16

Home rental in Kelso with golf nearby

Borders / Kelso

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a family holiday” The house is charming with every comfort and conveniece. The snooker table and table tennis were well used by everyone. We were having a family party and the owners were so helpful with extra chairs and a gazebo and with  …see more

from £275 / night

£1500 / week

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from £275 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthleven

Helston / Porthleven

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Rinsey Head is a unique property situated on its own headland and commanding sweeping sea views. The house is surrounded by 11 hectares of its own grounds and has beaches either side. Ideal for those looking for a beach holiday whilst enjoying peace and tranquility wi  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1875 / week

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from £136 / night

(35) Very Good 

10

Holiday home in South East England

Hayling Island / Eastoke

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning views and good accommodation” We were very impressed with the view from the upstairs living room and balcony. My three teenage children were particularly taken with the roof facilities and view, which would have been amazing if the weather ha  …see more

from £125 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Suffolk holiday cottage let

Suffolk / Saxmundham

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
This pretty cottage is Grade II listed with a newer extension offering family sized accommodation. There are two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. With a new bath and shower room upstairs and a second toilet / sink downstairs. The light, airy layout includes a la  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 / week

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from £100 / night

11

Blairgowrie ski cottage to rent.

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Luxury detached spacious cottage with a fully equipped kitchen/diner separate lounge, 2 king size beds that can be made as twins, all linen supplied, all bills included, ample parking space Set in mature grounds and gardens within walking distance of the town center  …see more

from £200 / night

£960 / week

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from £200 / night

21

Newport -Trefdraeth holiday cottage rental

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Self-catering cottage with elevated views of sea, estuary and countryside. Just 5 min walk from Newport centre, 15 min walk from beach. Character features e.g fireplace giving cosy atmosphere. Family friendly with plug socket protectors. A great location to either rela  …see more

from £90 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Cornwall / Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Recharge your batteries” What a peaceful, tranquil location within easy reach of Looe. The location and accommodation were stunning. A friendly welcome started a great 5 day stay, we left feeling recharged. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.  …see more

from £120 / night

£685 - £1309 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

West Country holiday barn rental

Looe / St. Keyne

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Pet friendly
Self catering barn conversion set in 7 acres of gardens - sleeps 2 in a studio bedroom. Separate well equipped kitchen and shower room. Dog friendly, central heating, TV, WiFi, laundry, sun terrace, BBQ, private parking. Close to Looe and Polperro.  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £45 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Llwyngwril

Snowdonia National Park / Llwyngwril

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A loverly cottage” We arrived at the cottage during one of the worst winter storms for many years. The Railway line and sea defences having been destroyed at Tywyn which is several miles away. The cottage is one of three eahc with their own gardens th  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Gloucester

Cotswolds / Gloucester

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This stylish barn conversion has a contemporary feel whilst retaining beautiful elm beams and exposed stonework. Situated on the edge of the village on a country lane it enjoys views north across the Gloucestershire countryside to the Malvern Hills.A perfect year-round  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £445 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Very Good 

29

Barn letting in Llanbrynmair with indoor pool

Llanbrynmair / Pandy

12 28 2 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury self-catering Barn, (perfect for celebrations with family and friends). INDOOR Heated Swimming Pool You will be the only guests here during your stay. Dogs warmly welcomed by arrangement as are 'Hens and 'Stags'!!. SLEEPS 16 - 28 people. For over 30 years Bar  …see more

from £875 / night

£4750 / week

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from £875 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool, golf nearby in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Escape to a picturesque cliff-top cottage at Celtic Haven Resort – our charming holiday cottage resort nestling on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast near the seaside town of Tenby. Whether you're after a romantic escape for two, a fun family holiday or a large group  …see more

from £220 / night

£880 - £1330 / week

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from £220 / night

(16) Excellent 

20

Cottage rental in Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite / Brigham

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very close to Cockermouth and Buttermere, some of the most special part of the Lakes” Clean, homely and very central to where we wanted to be. The landlord was very helpful and informative. He also called after to see how he could have improved our ex  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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West Country holiday cottage rental

Bude / Bridgerule

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location, gorgeous cottage, lovely hosts” Our stay at 'The Mews' was perfect. The cottage was an ideal size for our family of four and Barney the dog. It felt cosy and comfortable after a day at the beach, was equipped with everything we ne  …see more

from £75 / night

£260 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

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Home rental in St Florence with shared pool, golf nearby

Tenby / St Florence

9 24 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Ivy Tower Cottages consist of 3 houses situated in a child friendly holiday village. Ivy Tower House sleeps up to 12 and two other smaller houses up to 6 each. Guests enjoy free use of an on site indoor swimming pool, tennis court, play area and sauna.  …see more

from £157 / night

£516 - £4750 / week

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from £157 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Galashiels

Galashiels / Stow

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“lovely stay in Stow” We came with our family of 7 adult people from Holland and stayed for a week in this lovely house. Nice place and a lot of comfort (like at home) A big house with nice rooms but most of the times we sat together in the kitchen. We  …see more

from £140 / night

£795 - £845 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Preseli Hills

Pembrokeshire / Preseli Hills

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautifully renovated cottage in peaceful location” This lovely cottage in the middle of the hills has been beautifully renovated, with lovely old doors and wooden floors, as well as all the modern amenities you would need. Spacious in all rooms, and  …see more

from £83 / night

£379 - £595 / week

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from £83 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rothiemurchus

Aviemore / Rothiemurchus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
“A hidden gem” We have been coming up to Coylumbridge every two years for about the last 30 years as we have a time share there. Over this time the family has grown and this year we needed more space - hence booking Riverside Lodge. It looked very  …see more

from £87 / night

£610 - £1450 / week

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from £87 / night